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Research

At the School of Oriental and African Studies, Victor is working on his thesis provisionally entitled, ‘The Paradox of Partition:  The Evolution of an Idea in International Law'.  He is currently researching the idea of partition in international law and relations from Westphalia to the present day focusing on four major issues: 

1. The Balance of Power and Territorial Change During the Ancien Régime:  The Partition Treaties and the First Partition of Poland 

2. The Birth of National Self-Determination:  The American and French Revolutions and the Second and Third Partitions of Poland 

3.  Partition as a Tool to Preserve Minority Rule:  The Partitions of Ireland, India, Palestine, Cyprus, and Southern Africa    

4.  Belligerent Occupation and Territorial Division in the Age of Ideology:  Vichy France, Poland, Germany, Korea, and Indochina




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“This is an elegant and forceful narrative by a young Palestinian scholar.”

— Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992-1997)

From Coexistence to Conquest

Read more advance praise for From Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1891-1949

 
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